The federal government is closed, but bike advocates are still trudging through the wind, rain and sleet to meet with members of Congress. While some offices are shuttered in the face of a potential blizzard, we still mean business about bringing the Bike Summit message — and the ever-popular bike pins — to Capitol Hill.
Here are just a few pictures of advocates making the ask — urging policymakers to support a national goal to reduce bicyclist fatalities, confirm Sally Jewell as the new Secretary of the Interior and visit a bicycle project back home.
The folks from the Iowa Bicycle Coalition had a great conversation with Senator Tom Harkin (right).
Senator Mike Enzi (right) shares an anecdote about his son riding his green Trek bicycle with advocates from Wyoming.
Senator John Barrasso (left) chats with Tim Young (right), executive director of Wyoming Pathways.
Jamie Merniek (left) from the Alabama Bicycle Coalition explains the need for better bike safety to staff from Senator Jeff Sessions’ office.
Stay tuned for more from the Summit…
Photos by Brian Palmer
Carolyn SzczepanskiCarolyn joined the League in March 2012, after two years at the Alliance for Biking & Walking. In addition to managing the League's blog, magazine and other communications, Carolyn organized the first National Women's Bicycling Summit and launched the League's newest program: Women Bike. Before she crossed over to advocacy, she was a professional journalist for nearly 10 years.